On This Day in Film & TV for October 20

Events in Film & TV

  • 1911 Helen Hayes Theater (Folies Bergere) opens at 210W 46th St, NYC
  • 1930 Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, premieres on NBC radio
  • 1932 Journalist Robert Trout joins CBS
  • 1947 HUAC opens hearings into alleged Communist influence in Hollywood
  • 1953 WRAU (now WHOI) TV channel 19 in Peoria, IL (ABC) begins broadcasting
  • 1954 Leigh, Charlap, Styne, Comden and Green's musical "Peter Pan", starring Mary Martin and Cyril Ritchard, opens at Winter Garden Theater NYC; runs for 152 performances
  • 1955 Calypso singer Harry Belafonte records his signature tune "Day-O" (Banana Boat Song) in NYC
  • 1955 Ira Levin's stage comedy "No Time for Sergeants", based on Mac Hymans's novel, starring Andy Griffith, and featuring Don Knotts, opens at Alvin Theatre, NYC; runs for 796 performances
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Weddings in Film & TV

  • 1973 Canadian "Star Trek" actor William Shatner (42) weds Marcy Lafferty; divorce in 1996
  • 1991 American actress Lisa Hartman (35) weds American country singer Clint Black (29)
  • 2001 Actor Johnathon Schaech (32) weds actress Christina Applegate (29) at the three-acre Cree Estate in Palm Springs, California

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